Randomized outcome trial of human milk fortification and developmental outcome in preterm infants.

@article{Lucas1996RandomizedOT,
  title={Randomized outcome trial of human milk fortification and developmental outcome in preterm infants.},
  author={Alan Lucas and Mary S Fewtrell and Ruth Morley and Patricia Jane Lucas and Brian A Baker and George Lister and Nicholas Bishop},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1996},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={142-51}
}
Despite potential benefits, human milk may fail to meet preterm infants' nutrient requirements. We tested the hypothesis that fortified breast milk, fed alone or with preterm formula, would improve neurodevelopment and growth at 18-mo follow-up without adverse short-term clinical or biochemical consequences. Two hundred seventy-five preterm infants from two medical centers (birth weight < 1850 g; mean gestation 29.8 +/- 2.7 wk) whose mothers chose to provide breast milk were randomly assigned… CONTINUE READING

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